Communities In Schools of Miami Swingin’ for Kids Annual Fundraising Gala 4/28/12

Communities In Schools of Miami Swingin’ for Kids Annual Fundraising Gala
Saturday, April 28, 2012, 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Intercontinental Hotel, Downtown
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL 33131
PRICE: $150 per person
Tickets can be purchased online at www.cismiami.org or by calling 305-252-4554.

Dust off those dancing shoes for a good cause as Communities In Schools of Miami (CIS) hosts its annual fundraising dinner with an ode to the jazz era on April 28, 2012 at the Hotel Intercontinental in downtown Miami.

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a sunset cocktail hour featuring complimentary Bacardi spirits and live entertainment followed by a five-course, sit down dinner.
Dan Cardinali, National President of CIS, will preside as the master of ceremony for the evening and Superintendent of Miami Dade County Public Schools, Alberto M. Carvalho, will be recognized for his support of CIS’ Miami affiliate with a special award.

Suenalo, dubbed the “Best Latin Band of the Year” by the New Times, will keep guests moving on the dance floor with swing jazz beats. They will be joined by students enrolled in the Guns Over Guitars Operation, a musical mentoring program run by CIS and Suenalo at North Miami Beach Middle School.

Silent auction items include an autographed guitar from Taylor Swift, a cruise vacation and weekend getaway to Orlando.

Tickets for CIS’ largest annual philanthropy event cost $150 each and proceeds go directly toward resources needed for sustaining the program. Last year’s event raised more than $54,000. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cismiami.org or by calling 305-252-4554.

Event sponsors include Carnival Corporation & PLC, Greenberg Taurig, Kaufman Rossin & Co., Carlton Fields and South Miami OB/GYN Associates.

Communities In Schools is the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, and is the only one proven to increase graduation rates and decrease dropout rates. CIS of Miami is dedicated to keeping millions of at-risk youth in school and motivated to graduate with programs and resources such as mentoring, tutoring, life skills development, case management, counseling, job readiness and more. To learn more about CIS of Miami and the dropout crisis, visit http://www.cismiami.org.

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